The third round of the 2012 North American Ferrari Challenge Series GRAND-AM Road Race made it to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last week taking place against the picturesque backdrop of the Monterey Peninsula. The challenge also gives Ferrari enthusiasts the chance to enjoy watching Ferraris put through their paces at the race track.
Here are a couple of shots from the action packed weekend.
“There is perhaps no better way to experience the passion of Ferrari together with the technology and engineering excellence of our cars than to attend the Ferrari Challenge racing days,” says Marco Mattiacci, President & CEO, Ferrari North America. “True to the spirit of Ferrari, the competition at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be intense,” Mattiacci concludes.
The Corse Clienti Department’s 599XX “evolution,” FXX and F1 Clienti programs participated, adding to the excitement of the GRAND-AM Road Racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Based on the results of the second Ferrari Challenge weekend of the 2012 season, held at Infineon Raceway near Sonoma, Calif., April 27-29, this third leg of the series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca promises to be no less exhilarating for drivers and spectators alike.
At Infineon Raceway, Ferrari owner Harry Cheung took first place, driving the Ferrari of Beverly Hills 458 Challenge. Starting in third place on the grid, Cheung immediately roared into the lead, and never relinquished it to get the checkered flag. Second place went to Central Florida Ferrari owner Onofrio Triarsi, who drove a great race to climb up the order to second place from twelfth, while Richard Fant from Houston came in third.
The 2012 Ferrari Challenge continues to the following racing venues:
Montreal, Canada, (during the Canadian F1 Grand Prix), June 8-10
Toronto, Canada, July 6-8
Lime Rock Park, CT, July 20-21
Homestead Miami Speedway, FL, September 28-30
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